Robert A. Ivy is one of only seven Alpha Rho Chi Master Architects in the world. As a Master Architect he joins prominent figures such as, Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei. The Alpha Rho Chi architect fraternity only reserves the title to the most deserving and influential professionals in the field. In fact, Robert Ivy is the only one to receive the Master Architect designation by Alpha Rho Chi this century.
Robert Ivy is a member of several advisory boards including Tulane University his alma mater, Mississippi State University, Auburn University Rural Studio and Tongji University of Architecture and Urban Planning situated in Shanghai. And has been an active member of the International Circle of Architects Foundation and the American Institute of Architects where he is currently the CEO.
Robert Ivy’s career is immaculate and continues to evolve. It all started in 1969 when he earned his bachelor’s in architecture from Sewanee: The University of the South. Then, Robert Ivy earned his masters in architecture from Tulane University in 1976 where he became a member of the Alpha Rho Chi Architecture fraternity.
After graduating Robert became the principle and co-founder of Dean & Ivy an architectural services firm based in Mississippi. Then, in 1996 Robert joined McGraw Hill Companies and Constructions and became its Vice President and Editorial Director for 15 incredible years. At McGraw Hill Robert was also the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record. McGraw Hill’s Architectural Record is the most widely read architectural journal in the world and has a prestigious 125-year history. Today, the architectural record is owned and published by BNP Media.
In 2011, Robery Ivy was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. In 1957, 13 architects trying to professionalize, promote and structure the architecture profession established the AIA. The initial purpose of the organization was to establish an architecture profession that didn’t yet exist at he time. The AIA continues to promote the architecture profession through a membership process that requires formal training and experience.
Robert Ivy’s relationship with architectural boards, advisory committees and organizations remains strong. For example, The Architectural Record has a strong relationship with the American Institute of Architects through Robert’s past. The American Institute of Architects has several programs dedicated to helping up-and-coming architects including an advanced AIA continuing education program, which is featured regularly in the Architectural Record journal.
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